Of course, it’s still very early to say anything definitive about the outcome in November. But it is worth pointing out the latest Gallup poll that shows President Barack Obama has the support of only 64 percent of Jewish registered voters. That’s a full 10 points less than Obama’s support in 2008 and, frankly, I’m surprised it’s that high given the Obama administration’s attitude toward Israel.
Opponent Mitt Romney, meanwhile, maintains 29 percent support of Jewish voters. According to the Republican Jewish Coalition that’s "the highest level of Jewish support for a Republican presidential candidate in 24 years."
We could spend the afternoon speculating what drives Obama’s poor performance. But I think we can safely boil it down to the economy and Israel. On those two fronts, Obama makes everyone nervous.
Again, it’s too early to make a judgment on November’s outcome, but you can bet this development will certainly draw some attention from both Democrats and Republicans.